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Is there a way to append HTML code into the <head> on export? I am creating very large PWA apps (around 1,000 pages) which require a manifest.json link to be included in the <head> of each page. Due to extremely slow loading I am having to move to a multi-page export which means that manually placing the link on every page is not an option...

Is there a way to do this currently? Can I manually adjust the software to append all html in the <head> section instead of the footer on my end? I personally have no use of ever appending custom html into the footer, but appending various html into the <head> would save me countless hours and hassle.
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When v3.6.10 is released in the next 1-2 weeks, you'll have the ability to attach an HTML Resource containing a <head> tag and have contents appear in the <head> tag of the output.

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    <link rel="manifest" href="manifest.webmanifest">
<!-- App Icons -->
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="57x57" href="/apple-icon-57x57.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="60x60" href="/apple-icon-60x60.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="72x72" href="/apple-icon-72x72.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="76x76" href="/apple-icon-76x76.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="114x114" href="/apple-icon-114x114.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="120x120" href="/apple-icon-120x120.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="144x144" href="/apple-icon-144x144.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="152x152" href="/apple-icon-152x152.png">
    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/apple-icon-180x180.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="36x36"  href="/android-icon-36x36.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="48x48"  href="/android-icon-48x48.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="72x72"  href="/android-icon-72x72.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="96x96"  href="/android-icon-96x96.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="144x144"  href="/android-icon-144x144.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="192x192"  href="/android-icon-192x192.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="512x512" href="/icons-512x512.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="32x32" href="/favicon-32x32.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="16x16" href="/favicon-16x16.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="70x70" href="/ms-icon-70x70.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="96x96" href="/favicon-96x96.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="144x144" href="/ms-icon-144x144.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="150x150" href="/ms-icon-150x150.png">
    <link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="310x310" href="/ms-icon-310x310.png">
    <meta name="msapplication-TileColor" content="#ffffff">
    <meta name="msapplication-TileImage" content="/ms-icon-144x144.png">
    <meta name="theme-color" content="#ffffff">
    <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
// Repalce the install button id code below at the begging of button code in index page
//    <button id="setup_button" onclick="installApp()" class="pageItem has-on"
// Replace and Insert it before the code that reads like this... id="item443895" data-id="443895" name="setup_button"
I have tried a bunch of variations and simplifications as well, but I can't seem to avoid the duplication of the code in the footer and the remaining </head> tag in the footer.

FYI - I am exporting as a Multi-Page Web App
Try putting everything that's not in the <head> inside a <body> tag.

Also note "//" is not a valid commenting syntax for HTML.

That did it! Thanks a ton for your quick response on this issue, as it had me at a bit of a stand still on generating final products for my clients. In5 can now export multi-page progressive web apps!
Glad to hear it! :-)
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You can automatically put a link to a file in the <head> section of every page of a multi-page web publication by going to in5 > Export HTML5 with in5..., and in the SEO & Meta tab, enter the URL.
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I tried entering the link under "Book URL" (it didn't reach header) and "Description" which didn't work because that section auto adds an incorrect meta description tag...

<meta name="description" content=                         ">
I checked with Justin on this one. Right now, the output HTML has to be modified to add a custom meta tag. He's going to work on making this better in the future, so that it will search attached HTML for a <head> tag and place that content in the actual <head> tag.
That would be amazing. Thanks!
It will be available in the next update. :-)